These devil-may-care dogs always live in the moment.
Height: 15.5 inches at shoulder or below
Weight: 15 to 19 pounds
Coat: smooth or wiry
Life span: 10 to 15 years or more
Breed Group: Terriers
Fox Terriers were originally bred to flush foxes out of their hiding places during foxhunts. Today they're primarily family companions and show dogs, although you'll occasionally find them in the hunt country of the northeastern United States, still performing their traditional role.
Amount of shedding
Ease at being home alone
Need for exercise
Compatible with kids
Good for novice owners